How much lateral rim deflection is normal for zipp flashpoints?
I had a set of zipp flashpoint wheels, fp60 front and fp80 rear, custom built for me earlier this season [from wheelbuilder.com]. These wheels always seemed to have excessive lateral deflection You can easily deflect the rims a good 1 or 2 mm, all the way into the brake pads just by pushing the rim with your hand, or by leaning the bike on its side during a sprint. The wheels are true and cut through the wind like butter, and seem to perform well, except for the occasional and extreemly counter-productive rubbing on the brake pads. I'm about 175 lbs and no power house.
How much deflection is normal for these wheels?
I ordered a spoke tension meter, but won't have it for a few more days. I'm used to doing all of my own work, but these deep dish wheels are new to me.
Any suggestions or links on proper tensioning and stress relief would be welcome.
Last edited by RudeDog00; 07-17-09 at 03:38 PM.